Roman Gonzalez vs Akira Yaegashi - Highlights (Chocolatito KNOCKS OUT Yaegashi)
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September 5th, 2014. On this day, undefeated P4P King Roman Gonzalez aka “Chocolatito” takes on Akira Yaegashi (八重樫東) who looks to retain his WBC World Flyweight Championship.
Both fighters were World Champions in 2 weight divisions; Gonzalez at Minimumweight & Light Flyweight while Yaegashi at Minimumweight & Flyweight.
Prefight records; Gonzalez 39(33)-0, Yaegashi 20(10)-3.
Entering the bout, Yaegashi had wins over the likes of Pornsawan Porpramook, Toshiyuki Igarashi, Edgar Sosa & Srisaket Sor Rungvisai. On the other hand, the undefeated Chocolatito had notable victories over notable oppositions in Katsunari Takayama, Yutaka Niida, Eriberto Gejon, Manuel Vargas, Ronald Barrera, Ramon Garcia Hirales, Omar Soto, Omar Salado, Francisco Rodriguez Jr, Juan Francisco Estrada, Francisco Rosas (2x).
From the early goings, Gonzalez mostly dominated the bout en route to a TKO9 over the highly courageous Yaegashi in his own backyard of Japan; a rarity for foreign fighters competing in Japan against a reigning Japanese World Champion.
To his credit, Akira was very game for 9 rounds and managed to connect with a few good shots every now and then although it was not nearly good enough to make a difference.
After the loss, Akira Yaegashi moved down to Light Flyweight to compete for a world title again and in December 2015 he decisioned Javier Mendoza to win the IBF World Light Flyweight Champion to Triple Crown World Champion.
With this victory, Gonzalez won his 3rd world divisional title. He made 4 successful defenses of the title against top oppositions in Rocky Fuentes, Edgar Sosa, Brian Viloria & McWilliams Arroyo.
On September 10th 2016. he moved up to 115 pounds to take on Carlos Cuadras aka “Principe”. After 12 competitive rounds, Chocolatito won a close UD to win the WBC World Super Flyweight Title.
His triumph over Cuadras made him World Champion in 4 different weight classes; Minimumweight, Light Flyweight, Flyweight & Super Flyweight.
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